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King of the Children (1987)

Hai zi wang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 17 March 1989 (Sweden)
This film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976),

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Credited cast:
Yuan Xie ...
Lao Gar
Xuewen Yang ...
Wang Fu
Shaohua Chen ...
Headmaster Chen
Caimei Zhang ...
Laidi
Guoqing Xu ...
Lao Hei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bo Gao
Changwei Gu ...
Secretary Wu
Jianjun He
Tianxi Jia
Gang Le ...
Cowherd
Haichen Liu ...
Wang Qitong, Wang Fu's Father
Xiaolu Qiang
Jianjun Su
Li Tan
Tuo Tan ...
Village team-leader
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This film is adapted from the novel of Ah Cheng. During the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976),

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An eulogy of humanity hidden in the social criticism
24 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

In contrast to his previous works of carefully concealing the criticism of not-so-favorite part of Chinese tradition, this film took a completely different turn: although generally shaped by the social criticism, namely, targeting Cultural Revolution, there is a praise of the good part of traditional Chinese culture, such as the dedication for the next generation, the endurance, the emphasis on education.


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